OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., January 21, 2023

9:00 AM to Noon

Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovan's Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Writing Our Way Into the Future: Shaping DCWA from this time forward

Lisa Falkner, facilitator for our January meeting

At Saturday's meeting, we will be brainstorming ideas for the future, and as members, your input is vital. Also, we'll ask for volunteers to lead and teach at our 2023 meetings, so please give this some thought.


Candy Abbott has stepped down from the office of President and the other positions she has held with DCWA and named a new Board of Directors, which omits the need for a formal election at this time. The 2023 officers are:


Prsident: Lisa Falkner

Vice-President: Rebecca Jones

Secretary: Gayle Marie

Treasurer: Betty Kasperski



A. President -- The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President oversees plans and evaluates the activities of DCWA, maintains the delmarvawriters.com website, sends email notifications of meetings, and handles connection and follow-up with group members.

B. Vice President/Media Relations Officer -- The Vice President shall be responsible for performing the duties of the President in the President’s absence and assisting the President with the performance of the duties. The Vice President will confirm that all DCWA members who want to have voting privileges sign the Statement of Faith. The Media Relations Officer will represent the Association in public venues (with the President and/or VP). The Media Relations Officer will serve as the primary contact for DCWA, maintain the DCWA FaceBook presence, prepare press releases, and bring resources and links to the attention of the Board.

C. Secretary -- The Secretary shall provide notice of any and all meetings to the Board of Directors, keep and organize Board minutes for all regular and special meetings, and certify and arrange the official records of the organization. The Secretary will prepare and distribute the meeting agenda, membership list, and name tags. The Secretary would also schedule logistical details for writers' conferences, events, Zoom meetings, etc.


D. Treasurer -- The Treasurer shall be responsible for conducting the organization’s financial affairs as directed by the Board of Directors and shall prepare and present reports regarding corporate finances as required, but no less often than at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer will oversee the “Blessing Box” and incoming donations. The Treasurer will make deposits and pay bills.


Please bring refreshments to share.




Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovan's Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Coming south on Rt. 113 (from Milford): As you approach the City Limits of Georgetown, turn left immediately after the BEACHES sign (an angled intersection with no light) onto North Bedford Street. (If you pass Walmart on 113, you've gone too far.) Take an immediate left on Donovan's Road (beside the State Police Credit Union). Abundant Life Church is on the left.


Coming north on Rt. 113 (from Millsboro): At the intersection of Rt. 18, get in the right lane of 113; go past Royal Farms, Arby's, and Walmart. Turn right when you see the sign for Division of Child Support Services. The Delaware Federal Credit Union will be facing you. Turn right and take an immediate left on Donovan's Road. Abundant Life Church is on the left.


Coming from the center of Georgetown: On North Bedford Street, when the road splits, bear right and go past North Georgetown Elementary. Take the next right on Donovan's Road beside the State Police Credit Union. Abundant Life Church is on the left. 

Check out our FACEBOOK page

Rebecca Jones has breathed new life into the Facebook page for Delmarva Christian Writers Association. Check us out and join. Lots of good stuff there. Thanks so much, Rebecca! 



Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.





Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (10 copies of up to four double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.



This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, all writers are welcome to attend meetings and events, but only those who have signed this statement will be voting members of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship.
Statement of Faith.pdf
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 Purpose of DCWF


  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)


  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."


  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).




What you can expect from DCWF


Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.


Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.


There is  no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.


We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.  


A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).



Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization. 


This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.



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